Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton), Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). Copyright: BBC
Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2018 - 2022
  • 40 episodes (4 series)

Comedy drama about an oddball pair of private detectives. Stars Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga, Tomos Eames and more.

  • Series 1, Episode 1 repeated Wednesday 3rd July at 9pm on Drama
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 2,861

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Series 1, Episode 5 - Toil And Trouble

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. William 'Billy The Brick' Porters (Ciaran Griffiths). Copyright: BBC
Lu and Frank try to exonerate local criminal Billy after the mayor is murdered in the dead of night.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd March 2018
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 15th March 2019 2:15pm BBC1
Friday 12th June 2020 8:00pm Drama
Saturday 13th June 2020 1:00pm Drama
Monday 15th November 2021 8:00pm Drama
Friday 4th March 2022 2:15pm BBC1
Saturday 23rd July 2022 8:00pm Drama
Thursday 20th April 2023 9:00pm Drama
Thursday 10th August 2023 8:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

Mark Benton Frank Hathaway
Jo Joyner Luella Shakespeare
Patrick Walshe McBride Sebastian Brudenell
Amber Aga DI Marlowe
Roberta Taylor Gloria Fonteyn
Guest cast
Marjorie Yates Edie Grimes
Ciaran Griffiths William 'Billy The Brick' Porters
Simon Manyonda Moses Abiola
Polly Maberly Victoria Cathness
Isabella Marshall Freya Elstob
Writing team
Kit Lambert Writer
Production team
Piotr Szkopiak Director
Ella Kelly Producer
Will Trotter Executive Producer
Fiona Black Line Producer
Neil Irvine Script Producer
Louise Pearson Editor
Nick Turner Production Designer
Julia Crampsie Casting Director
John Cannon Casting Director
Claire Collins Costume Designer
Chris Preston Director of Photography
Helen Smith Make-up Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer
James Mountain 1st Assistant Director
Ceri Meyrick Development Executive

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